Hawaii Longline Fishing Recovering from COVID-19
Hawaii's longline fishery became more active in 2021 as the state began its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, but the increase didn't necessarily lead to more fish caught.
Commercial fish catch in Hawaii plummeted in 2020 as the coronavirus forced the closure of hotels, restaurants and other businesses, and along with them the demand for fish.
But Hawaii's economy has been slowly returning to form, and in 2021 the state's 146 longline fishing vessels made 1,734 fishing trips, up from the 1,679 in 2020...
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